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NCRB Report reveals that 48.13 Lakh Crimes committed in India in 2016, an increase of 2.6%

December 1, 2017:

A total of 37,37,870 persons were arrested in these Crimes, 32,71,262 were  chargesheeted, 7,94,616 convicted and 11,48,824 were acquitted in 2016.

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NCRP Report on Crime

Major crimes like rape, kidnappings and abduction, crime against women and crime against the children increased across the country by 2.6 per cent in 2016 over the previous year, National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) said in its latest report on Thursday.

Annual publication of NCRB released by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh states that a total of 48,31,515 “congnizable” crimes were reported in the year 2016, showing an increase of 2.6 per cent, over 47,10,676 cases reported in 2015.

NCRB Data  states that of  the total crimes, 29,75,711 are those registered under the Indian Penal Code and 18,55,804 under the Special and the Local Laws (SLL).

Data further states that IPC crimes have increased by 0.9 per cent (from 29,49,400 in 2015 to 29,75,711 in 2016) while the SLL crimes have increased by 5.4 per cent (from 17,61,276 in 2015 to 18,55,804 in 2016).

Uttar Pradesh accounted for the 9.5 per cent of the total IPC crimes reported in India followed by State’s like Madhya Pradesh (8.9 per cent), Maharashtra (8.8 per cent) and Kerala (8.7 per cent).

Delhi has reported highest crime rate under IPC crimes followed by Kerala and Madhya Pradesh adding a total of 37,37,870 persons were arrested, 32,71,262 chargesheeted, 7,94,616 convicted and 11,48,824 were acquitted in 2016.

The cases of cyber crime, rape, crime against the woman, crime against the children, kidnapping and abduction, crime against the Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs) showed an increasing trend while the cases of murder, rioting, robbery and dacoity decreased in 2016, states the NCRB report.


Murder decreased by 5.2 per cent (from 32,127 cases in 2015 to 30,450 in 2016), rioting by 5 per cent (from 65,255 cases in 2015 to 61,974 in 2016 ), dacoity by 4.5 per cent (from 3,972 cases in 2015 to 3,795 in 2016) and robbery 11.8 per cent (from 36,188 cases in 2015 to 31,906 in 2016).

NCRB states that 19 metropolitan cities have been included in chapters on the violent crimes, crime against the women, crime against the children, juveniles in conflict with the law, crime against the SC/STs, economic crimes, cyber crimes, crime against senior citizens and disposal of cases by police and court for the first time in its latest publication covering 2 million population.

New chapter on the missing persons and the children has been included to comply with the Supreme Court directions along with a new table on cases related to the Fake Indian Currency Notes,.

For the first time, NCRB report has included statistics on seizures of the arms, ammunitions, drugs and currency by the central armed police forces (CISF), BSF, CRPF, the SSB, Assam Rifles – and the Central Police Organisations like National Investigation Agency (NIA).

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